Paging HP DNS admin

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Sun May 4 04:10:14 UTC 2014


On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net> wrote:
> Once upon a time, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> said:
>> if I ask ns1/2/3/4/5/6.hp.com directly for AAAA for onramp01.hpeprint.com.:
>>
>> ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> AAAA onramp01.hpeprint.com. @ns6.hp.com
>> ;; global options: +cmd
>> ;; Got answer:
>> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 30318
>> ;; flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 6, ADDITIONAL: 6
>> ;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available
>>
>> ;; QUESTION SECTION:
>> ;onramp01.hpeprint.com.         IN      AAAA
>
> You left out the authority section that refers you to the correct DNS

darned it :( yes.

> servers - ns[1-6].hp.com are not it.  They delegate to another set of HP
> servers, which all time out (as stated by the OP) when asked for AAAA.
>

yup :(

> Oddly, it seems to be specific to AAAA; any other type request I send
> comes back NOERROR correctly.  It is like somebody tried to handle AAAA
> "special" and screwed it up.

I remember nytimes doing something like this for a while, I believe
they said their GSLB was just not happy doing AAAA, or if not
configured would display similar behaviour.

-chris


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